quadriceps (kwah´dri-seps)

Having four heads; denoting a muscle of the thigh, q. femoris muscle, and one of the calf, q. surae muscle, or the combined gastrocnemius (with two heads), soleus, and plantaris, more commonly called triceps surae muscle, the plantaris being counted as a separate muscle. [L. fr. quadri- + caput, head]


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